Scholarship program goes digital

Provincial government says they will be able to pay their scholarship debts to PSU in about 2 to three years. (file photo)

The provincial government said Wednesday it is set to roll out a computer–based system to help them supervise their scholarship program for students at the Palawan State University.

Mark Philip dela Cruz, manager of the education unit under the provincial government’s IHELP (Infrastructure, Health, Education, Livelihood, Protection of the Environment) program, said the new system features the database of scholars including the subjects where they are enrolled and the grades.

He stressed however that the information encoded in the system will be treated as confidential and strictly for monitoring of the provincial government.

In a meeting with the officers of PSU and directors of different College of Community Resources and Development (CCRD) recently, Dela Cruz laid down the new policy on scholarship, one of which is the continuity of the scholarship privilege of students who received failing grades, provided that the scholar should pay the tuition fee for the subject that he failed.

Dela Cruz explained that this new policy was developed to encourage their scholars take their privileges seriously and study.

The scholarship program of the provincial government has more than 5,000 applicants and once approved the applicant will receive a confirmation through text messaging indicating their acceptance to the program.

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